Tuesday 21 November 2017

Driving to the Euros? 75pc of Irish fans don't know France's emergency number in case of accident

Republic of Ireland supporters during Euro 2012 Photo: Sportsfile
Republic of Ireland supporters during Euro 2012 Photo: Sportsfile

Eddie Cunnngham

MOST of the boys and girls in Green are travelling to the Euro games by car.

But many don't know what emergency number to ring in case of an accident over there.

Research for Enterprise Rent-A-Car shows that 47pc intend to rent a car while over there and 64pc will share the driving duties.

One-third (33pc) will bring their own vehicle, 33pc will fly and 19pc plan to take the ferry.

It will be a first time abroad for a quarter of those going to support Martin O'Neill's team.

Two-in-five following the side are aged between 25 and 34.

But more than 75pc do not know the emergency services number.

For the record: The pan-European emergency services number is 112.

More than half (57pc) were not aware they are legally obliged to carry an unused breathalyser in their vehicle.

Another sizeable quantity didn't know it is illegal to honk the car horn in a French city unless there is danger of an accident.

Irish Independent

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